MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra

Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

MAT1110 gives an introduction to the theory of functions of several variables with emphasis on differentiation, integration, and interative, numerical methods. The course also contains introductions to MATLAB, series, and linear algebra in Euclidean spaces. MAT1110 is a natural continuation of MAT1100 and a basis for MAT1120.

Learning outcome

After completing the course:

  • you can parametrize curves and surfaces and use these representations to create graphical figures and to compute arc length, line integrals and surface area;
  • you know the definition of double and triple integrals, can calculate such integrals by means of different coordinate representations, and use them to solve practical problems;
  • you can solve theoretical and practical optimization problems with and without constraints;
  • you are familiar with the completeness property of Euclidean spaces, know how they form a foundation for numerical methods, and can write programs in MATLAB or Python to find zeros and fixed points of functions;
  • you master Gauss elimination, are familiar with the concepts of linear independence and basis, and can find eigenvalues and eigenvectors and use them to analyze practical problems from both an analytical and a numerical perspective;
  • you know what it means for a series to converge, can use tests to decide convergence and find domains of convergence, and can determine the Taylor series of a function;
  • you can carry out simple mathematical arguments and computations and present them in a clear and coherent way with suitable notation and terminology.

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

MAT1100 – Calculus. Students who haven´t carried out MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and Computations may have to use some extra time to study the software in use.

Overlapping courses


4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of exercise sessions in groups each week.

The number of groups offered can be adjusted during the semester, depending on attendance.


2 mandatory assignments which must be approved to qualify for the final exam.

Written midterm exam (2 hours) and a final written exam (4 hours) at the end of the semester will both add up to the final grade. Both exams have to be taken in the same semester. Midterm exam counts for 1/3 and the final exam counts for 2/3 in the grading. 

Examination support material

Midterm examination: No examination support material is allowed.

Final examination: Approved calculator.

Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 27, 2020 5:16:40 PM

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